Pienaar says he is joining Spurs from Everton

AP, Tuesday 18 Jan 2011

South Africa midfielder Steven Pienaar has announced on Twitter that he will be joining Tottenham from Premier League rival Everton

Steven Pienaar

Pienaar, who was also in talks with Chelsea after refusing to sign a new contract at Everton, posts on Twitter "to end speculation I am going to Spurs." Everton said Monday that the club had agreed to a fee with Tottenham for the winger, who moved to Goodison Park on loan in 2007 before signing a permanent deal the following year.

Pienaar added on Twitter on Tuesday "I've had brilliant years at Everton and it will always be a special place in my heart." Some British media say Spurs has offered 2.5 million pounds ($4 million) for the 28-year-old Pienaar, who was out of contract after this season.

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